New Products at Grocery Innovations Canada


I really like being asked to sit on judging panels. Maybe I'm just judgmental by nature or maybe I appreciate the reminder of those high school classes when the teacher ceded the conch to the boys and let us mark each other. Either way, I was pleased when the folks at Butter PR asked if I would… 

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Would a Drake by Any Other Name…


Word choice matters quite a bit in restaurant writing. That applies especially to two particular situations that were brought to mind by a recent new restaurant visit. The Drake has opened an outpost in Prince Edward County and were kind enough to invite me (and a few other food writers) out for the day last… 

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30 Days of Ontario Wine 2014 Day 8: Building a Local Wine Culture a Tweet at a Time


One of the things that is said to separate us from Europe and even other new world regions like is that we don't have a developed wine culture. Yes, we do have people who are as passionate as they are knowledgeable about local wine and would happily tell you what makes Niagara Riesling so special… 

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30 Days of Ontario Wine 2014 Day 4: From Winter Woes Come New Opportunities


In Canada we pride ourselves on our winters…well at least when others are listening. The world cites us as the textbook definition of the year's coldest season and we happily to embrace  that mantle for national pride. Even in Southern Ontario's sunny wine country where warmth, sunshine and a long summer are always at the top… 

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30 Days of Ontario Wine 2014 Day 3: A New Generation Buying Guide


This year's 30 Days theme is all about the new generation of wineries and winemakers as well as new beginnings. The reason for this focus was simple: this young and talented new generation is producing the best wine Ontario has ever made. They're also inspiring change and leading existing wineries and Ontario wine overall into… 

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